IIM Udaipur awards Post Graduate Diploma to 37 students at the First Annual Convocation for its PGDBA-WE Program
Arun Mishra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc Limited graces the ceremony as the Chief Guest
- IIM Udaipur hosted its First Annual Convocation for its Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration for Working Executives (PGDBA-WE Batch 2020-22)
- Mr. Arun Mishra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) graced the event as the Hon’ble Chief Guest
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur hosted the first Annual Convocation for its Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration for Working Executives – PGDBA-WE (Batch of 2020-22) on Friday, 24th June 2022 at its pristine 300 acre campus at Balicha, Udaipur. The Convocation Address was delivered by Mr. Arun Mishra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc Limited, who was the Chief Guest of the Convocation. The concluding address was delivered by Prof Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur. The convocation was graced by Mr. Ajay Kumar Singhroha, CHRO, HZL, Mr. Ravi Gupta, Head, Corporate Learning and Skill Development, HZL, Prof. Rajesh Agarwal, Chairperson, One-Year MBA programs, faculty & staff of IIM Udaipur, besides parents and relatives of the graduating batches.
In the First Annual Convocation of PGDBA-WE, 37 students graduated with the gold medal for scholastic performance being awarded to Rajiv Chaudhary.
While congratulating all the students, Mr. Arun Mishra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc Limited said, “Management education teaches you art of management. However, the judgement comes while practicing it with an industrial perspective. Don’t lose touch with your books. Over the years you will realize that as you grow within an industry more you are keen to theoretical applications. Read through research papers and try to find a solution to your business problems. Mass migration is happening across the globe. Business models are changing with Digital being the biggest disruptor. The additional qualifications will always be involved and will help you to stay relevant in the fast-changing world.”
Explaining his journey and career of over three decades in cross domain functions at HZL and its subsidiaries, where he held several business leadership positions and handled a wide range of responsibilities, he further quoted the situations of board rooms where decisions are taken with an approach of “we’ll see what will happen”. He also discussed the uncertainties like, COVID pandemic, Ukraine-Russia War, etc. the world is facing currently, and said it’s most unlikely to say where the world will be in the next six months. Education, however, will always be in loop to help you plan business strategies, decision-making abilities in uncertain situations.
The event address was delivered by Mr. Ajay Kumar Singhroha, CHRO, Hindustan Zinc Limited. He was grateful to the outstanding faculty members of IIMU for imparting the extraordinary learnings to the professionals and how it would help them shape their careers in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) world. He advised the graduating batch to look for opportunities to amplify the general management skills and utilize the learnings to achieve a win-win situation in everything they do.
The welcome address was delivered by Mr. Ravi Gupta, Head, Corporate Learning and Skill Development, HZL. He congratulated the graduating batch and was confident that the work-integrated learning program of IIMU shall enhance the business skills of working professionals to perform at work. He said, “It was an emotional journey for all the participants as they started their MBA journey online. The COVID-19 has thrown some unprecedented challenges onto us in every sphere of our life in the past two years. The story of our executives was no different. Yet your commitment to your goal has made you achieve what you are today. It gives me immense pride to congratulate you all on your well-earned degree and wish you all the best in your future endeavours.”
In his concluding address, Prof. Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur, said, “It is a momentous occasion as we celebrate the convocation ceremony of our first batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration for Working Executives with the Institute. It has been the most eventful and remarkable year for the IIMU community as we completed a decade of our establishment. My limited memory recalls that the graduating batch of 2022 experienced a turn of events that could as well be construed as extraordinary. You are the first batch of the course and started your MBA journey online due to the unprecedented global pandemic outbreak. You supported your teachers and batchmates and showed resilience under great stress. This graduating batch will remain a special batch for us as you helped us manage these difficult times without compromising the transformational experience quality. We are already proud of your forthcoming achievements and anticipate the unique paths you will tread that will benefit you, society and humankind.”
Innovative Ideas and Breakthroughs from NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering
The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences
The Civil Engineering department of NMIMS MPSTME has been making significant strides in the field of disaster management, flood resilience, and sustainable infrastructure. The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences, and completed several student-led projects on topics such as renewable energy, groundwater modelling, and self-healing concrete.
The first patent, ‘Automated Flood Water Regulating Multipurpose System,’ proposes a novel approach to flood resilience by constructing multipurpose wells on the banks of rivers to discharge excess water and generate hydropower. The second patent, ‘Aqua Barrier,’ is an automated mechanism that can protect any flood-prone area, regardless of its size, from any disasters caused due to water.
The student-led projects are equally impressive, with topics ranging from low-volume rural concrete roads to oscillating tidal wave energy converters. These projects showcase the department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and innovative design.
The faculty at NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department, led by Head, Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar and Research coordinator, Dr. Jigisha Vashi, played a vital role in guiding and mentoring students toward research excellence. Their expertise and guidance have enabled students to participate and win awards in prestigious competitions such as the CDRI’s ‘Imagining Disaster Resilient Structures’ and The University of Queensland’s ‘Engineering Design Challenge, and AAKAR at IIT Bombay.’
The department’s success is further evidenced by the achievements of its students in national and international conferences. Students presented their research papers in Scopus Indexed papers and conferences such as the 9th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference and the Eighth Indian Young Geotechnical Conference.
Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar, Head of the Civil Engineering Department, MPSTME, NMIMS, said, “The achievements of the NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department demonstrate its commitment to developing innovative solutions for complex problems in the field of civil engineering. The department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, disaster resilience, and renewable energy is essential for addressing the challenges faced by society today. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of both students and faculty and their commitment to excellence.”
Embark on a Journey of Scientific Empowerment with NMIMS School of Science’s Innovative Programs!
The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country
SVKM’s NMIMS Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS) has officially announced the commencement of the admissions process for its Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs. The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country.
Aspiring students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of science can now apply for various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs offered by SDSOS. The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programs are available in Applied Psychology, Biomedical Science, and Animation and VFX, while the Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs are offered in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Applied Psychology, and Physiotherapy. The school also offers Ph.D. program in Science with various disciplines such as Chemistry, and Biological Sciences.
With a focus on creating industry-ready and research-savvy graduates, SDSOS has been at the forefront of imparting cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills through constantly evolving curriculums and state-of-the-art facilities and is situated in the heart of Mumbai.
Dr. Purvi Bhatt, I/C Dean, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, said, “The school provides a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and innovation. Our interdisciplinary approach to education prepares students for successful careers in science and beyond, while our emphasis on co-curricular and extracurricular activities ensures their holistic development.”
The school has a student-centric environment that supports research in niche areas of Science & Technology, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and equipment to enhance students’ hands-on skills, and a library facility that is constantly updated with the latest information. The labs at SDSOS provide modernised infrastructure and the latest equipment such as the animal tissue culture lab and the wet labs at the department of Biological Sciences offer cutting-edge technology to mould students into scientists.
School of Science offers a wide range of opportunities for students to explore their talents and interests, as well as gain valuable practical experience. The events and activities mentioned, such as Excalibur, National Science Day, Open day, Guest talks, Book Talk, Sports Day, Psych Film Fest, and club activities like photography and art, these programs provide a platform for students to demonstrate their abilities and gain insights from their peers.
The Future of Architecture Takes Center Stage at NMIMS BSSA
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe
NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture was excited to host Open Studio 2022-23 program by the renowned architectural theorist and digital design expert, Neil Leach, on 28th March 2023 and the title was, “Tell me that AI ain’t scary”
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe. Leach has published over 40 books on architectural theory and digital design, including “Architecture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to AI for Architects” and “The AI Design Revolution: How AI Will Transform Architecture.”
In the lecture, Leach highlighted the potential threat that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to the field of architecture. With the recent launch of GPT4 and the growing capabilities of AI, there is concern among architects that their jobs may be at risk. Leach provided an informed overview of the current state of AI and its potential impact on the architecture profession.
“We are very happy and proud to host Professor Neil Leach at the school. As a leading school of architecture, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive education that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of design. Our Open Studio program and public lectures, and talks by experts like Neil Leach, play a critical role in this mission by enabling students to learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners and engage with cutting-edge ideas and technologies. We are excited to continue providing these opportunities and look forward to seeing the impact they will have on the future of architecture and design,” said, BSSA Dean, Dr. Kaiwan Mehta. As the field of architecture continues to evolve, it is essential to stay informed about emerging technologies and their potential impact on the profession. NMIMS BSSA School enables students to learn from experts and engage with pressing issues in architecture and design. By inviting renowned scholars and practitioners like Neil Leach to share their insights and expertise, the school provides a valuable opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the field.
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